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and the upper chamber. >> but he has such a strong personal relationship with lindsay graham, and lindsay graham is so personally invested in his 2014 re-election and being seen as the guy who is fighting the obama administration on this, so i kind of feel like -- it's just a guess, but my thought is that graham will eventually drop it. that will allow mccain to drop it. that will allow them to follow suit. then you have a new precedent. let's say you get to the floor with this vote, and it's 55-45 or 57-43. a party line vote is not entirely new, but that's close to a new phenomenon too for defense secretary for a cabinet nominee, and if that becomes the new rule for cabinet nominees going forward, what happens when the next president comes along and his or her party does not control the senate. if that's the new norm that's established, you have a big problem there. >> oh. >> no different from the senate. remember, john mccain was the guy who negotiated that deal to stop the nuclear option before? remember, he was the one that stood in the way of the very idea of filibustering cabinet nominees,
that senators are opposing hagel. one is lindsay graham, and senator iaot have real questions about benghazi, and the other hand senator has questions about hagel. both of those together, are causing real problem, and a lot of the wounded on hagel are self inflicted. lou: and waleed as you read that letter from white house revealing, that the president did not contact anyone in the libyan government, that he relied upon his secretary of state, who has said she had no role in the days affairs. what is your reaction? >> well, look, lou, we really don't have the big picture in details about what happened in benghazi. i keep repeating that the key point is, what was the perception of the administration of the threat existing? did they consider that our location in be benghazi is surrounded by 10 jihadi training centers and had taken all procedures or not? this would have to be answered. but is probably now the more important is statement by senator harry reid, in a time of war, in a time of threat against american, precisely lawmakers have to be thorough in their choice, and there are 3 importan
and give lindsay graham more of what he wants if not all of what he wants, more of what he wants as it relates to the specific timeline on benghazi, and then almost certainly the hagel nomination goes forward, or we will not and to be honest, andrea, the way that politics works, i'm not sure that if there isn't -- harry weed comes out and says there's going to be a vote foam, if they put it off, they go out of session for a week and come back. i don't know if chuck hagel is able politically only, politically speaking only, to survive that. i think that's the calculation the white house is making right now as if you don't give in in some regard you clearly imperil chuck hagel's no, ma'am nation. not to say you doom it, but you imperil it because it makes that 60 votes harder to get to. if have you to put it off, politics being -- politics as a vacuum, you'll have more and more doubt flood in the longer you delay thee thipgsz. they know all this, and i think they'll probably try to decide. should they give something to lindsey graham, and what should it be? >> is there much to give
to delay chunk hagel's nomination as defense secretary, lindsay graham says republicans were just doing their due diligence. >> you are talking about a person whose voting record shows softness on iran and antagonism toward israel. he would be the most antagonistic in history. i think we're doing our job to scrutiny recognize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a have a long time. >> peter: what does this mean to the american people and our troops serving overseas. joining us is steve, the ceo of concerned veterans of america. good morning. i would think that as a veteran receive a you would love this guy, did veteran representative, would you love this guy did you does he meet the mark or not? >> we came out early against senator ha did gel as the nominee for secretary of defense. we do honor and thank him what he as done for veterans. he has bring great for veterans. >> peter: where does he fall in line? >> wrong man, wrong job, wrong time. he hasn't been a thought meter on the issues and hasn't been forward looking in defense and hasn't put
for a simple majority vote later this month but we want some answers on benghazi answered and senator lindsay graham is the guy behind it. listen to this. >> the best evidence of what happened that night were the survivors. they will not give the united states congress, the f.b.i. interviews of the survivors. we've been told five different versions of who changed the talking points. this is not transparent. they're delaying, denying, deceiving. they ran out the clock during the election. i will not give up until we know what happened. at the end of the day it is about four dead americans. the way this president handled this situation, his national security team, is a travesty and we need to get to the bottom of it. and we will. >>alisyn: no interviews with survivors provided to the lawmakers. still no idea where the suspects are. they were released and are roaming freely somewhere in the middle east. plus no idea what the president was doing during those eight hours other than a 15- to half an hour phone call. no other records. >>steve: we know what he was doing. he was campaigning. >>alisyn:
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